The most recent episode of “East of Eden” The Biblical and Systematic Theology of Jonathan Edwards” is now online. The panelists came together to consider Edwards’ sermon, “Jesus Christ, the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever.” Here is a brief description of the sermon:
Originally preached in April 1738, Jonathan Edwards’ sermon “Jesus Christ: The Same Yesterday, To-day, and Forever” expounds Hebrews 13:8. Edwards draws out the doctrine that Jesus Christ is the same now that he ever has been and ever will be. Specifically, that Christ is unchangeable in his divinity, in his office as Mediator, and his blood is as sufficient now as when it ran warm from his wounds, and so the covenants of redemption and grace stand forever. In light of the stability of Christ’s person and work for us, he is therefore fit to be our surety. While our profession of faith may wax and wane, Christ has not changed. The Jesus who invites you to come to him is he who accepts you. In the end Christ’s love is as strong now as it was when he went to the cross.
You can listen to or download the episode here. You can find all of the previous episodes below:
The Jonathan Edwards Center (An interview with Dr. Ken Minkema, Executive Editor of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University)
God’s Grand Design (Interview with Dr. Sean Michael Lucas)